The Mind Robber
 

No. 115 of 156 in the Target novelisations series
<< Previous     Next >>

By:Peter Ling
Rating:   6.5  (26 votes)  Vote here
Review:  Minor classic  Read more (1 in total)
Editions:  UK (hardback) | UK (1st paperback) | UK (2nd paperback)
Note:Also available as an audio reading.

Cover image for The Mind Robber
Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  November 1986
Publisher:  WH Allen
ISBN:0-491-03682-5
Format: hardback
Owned:
Buy:
Order from Amazon.co.uk
Used:  £29.99
Order from Amazon.com
Used:  $125.00
Order from Amazon.ca
Used:  CDN$ 130.89
eBay

Cover blurb:
To escape a catastrophic volcanic erruption the Doctor takes the TARDIS out of space and time — and into a void he can only describe as 'nowhere'.

But the crisis is far from over and when the time-machine's circuits overload, the TARDIS explodes.

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe come to in a dark unearthly forest. There they encounter a host of characters who seem somehow familiar: a beautiful princess with long flaxen hair, a sea traveller dressed in eighteenth-century clothes, and a white rabbit frantically consulting his pocket watch...

What is happening to the three time-travellers?
What strange power guides their actions?
In the Land of Fiction who can really tell?

Cover image for The Mind Robber
Edition: UK (1st paperback)
Released:  April 1987
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20286-4
Format: paperback
Owned:
Buy:
Order from Amazon.co.uk
New:  £31.12
Used:  £7.98
Order from Amazon.com
New:  $20.00
Used:  $3.48
Order from Amazon.ca
New:  CDN$ 42.84
Used:  CDN$ 12.95
eBay

Cover blurb:
Same as hardback edition.

Cover image for The Mind Robber
Edition: UK (2nd paperback)
Released:  August 1990
Publisher:  Target
ISBN:0-426-20286-4
Format: paperback
Owned:
Buy:
Order from Amazon.co.uk
New:  £31.12
Used:  £7.98
Order from Amazon.com
New:  $20.00
Used:  $3.48
Order from Amazon.ca
New:  CDN$ 42.84
Used:  CDN$ 12.95
eBay

Note:  Same ISBN as previous paperback edition.

Cover blurb:
"But we can't be nowhere — that's impossible"

Zoe, the Doctor's astrophysicist Companion, can't understand how the TARDIS can be beyond both space and time; but the Doctor's time-travelling craft has taken him, Zoe and Jamie to a place where fiction is reality.

Beguiled and threatened on all sides by characters from myth and literature, the Doctor must discover who or what controls the all-too-lifelike apparitions.

The Mind Robber, with Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, was first broadcast on television in 1968. This novelization, first published in 1986, is by Peter Ling, who wrote the scripts of four of the five television episodes.

Doctor Who - The Mind Robber is available as a BBC video, and will be broadcast on BSB television during 1990.


Go back

Active session = no / Cookie = no